25 Years of the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program

Leadership and historians take viewers on a reflective journey of 25 years of the Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology Program (MCHEP). For the past 25 years, the MCHEP has built state, local, tribal, and territorial MCH capacity to improve the health outcomes for women, infants, children, and families.

SIM Toolkitexternal icon – The SIM Toolkit is a structured and systematic approach to investigating infant mortality. It supports users as they identify the possible pathways that underlie changes in infant mortality rates.

MMRIAexternal icon – The MCH Epidemiology Program/CDC, in partnership with AMCHP, maternal mortality reviews, and subject matter experts, have developed an Epi Info7-based data system that empowers the maternal mortality review community to create action through a common (data) language.

CDC Levels of Care Assessment Tool (CDC LOCATe) – CDC LOCATe is designed to help states and other jurisdictions monitor neonatal and maternal risk appropriate care. CDC LOCATe uses the minimum information necessary to identify a facility’s neonatal level of care, based on criteria by American Academy of Pediatrics, and maternal level of care based recently published criteria by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists/Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

ASTHO IPP LARC Learning Community external icon– The Immediate Post-Partum Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (IPP LARC) Learning Community consists of six states that are implementing IPP LARC policies; participating states are CO, GA, IA, MA, NM, and SC. Together, the Community identifies promising practices, exchanges information, and shares experiences that assist other states in developing policies.

Maternal and Child Health Journalexternal icon – Using data, science, and partnerships: Promoting innovation and collaboration to strengthen the field of maternal and child health epidemiology.